A Harborfields guard, Alex Bloom, who had come up empty on four previous tries from 3-point range in Friday’s county Class A high school boys basketball final, drove a dagger into East Hampton’s heart when, with a half-minute left to play, he drained a 3 from the right corner that gave the Tornadoes a 45-42 lead, and ultimately the victory.
Carl Johnson, who coaches Bridgehampton High School’s boys basketball team, took the Killer Bees’ blowout loss to Southampton in Friday’s county B-C-D game philosophically inasmuch as it would give his players time, he said, to rest up before the state’s Class D Southeast regional final Tuesday.
Bayport-Blue Point, with which East Hampton had played two tight games during the regular season, came out firing in the county Class A high school boys basketball semifinal here on Feb. 16 as the wiry Probhnoot Singh drained two 3-pointers before the Bonackers were able to reply with two 3s of their own, the first by Kyle McKee and the second by Regis O’Neil.
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Roger Golden of East Hampton, who began the Killer Bee tradition at Bridgehampton High School when his boys basketball teams won state Class D championships in 1978, ’79, and ’80 — the 1980 team also won the Federation (Super 16) title — died on Jan. 23 at Southampton Hospital, of cardiac arrest, at the age of 74.
Erik Engstrom, an East Hampton High School senior distance runner, and Allura Leggard, a young sprinter from Sag Harbor who competes with East Hampton’s girls indoor track team, are to go to the state meets — in the 3,200 in Engstrom’s case, and in the 55-meter dash in Leggard’s.